"English sound artist Phil Legard is like a mystic from another time. He is trapped in the modern day, but constantly channels the past. With his Larkfall imprint and his multiple music and writing projects, he communicates with an ethereal world that is sometimes forgotten. With his flagship project, Xenis Emputae Travelling Band, Legard takes us on a journey through the hills of England and the history of a country with deep mystical ties.
"Acoustic improvisations dominate the landscape of "The Hieroglyphic Mountain." Recorded on mostly on location in the fields and forests of North Yorkshire, this album's organic supernatural feel comes blaring through the speakers. But don't be fooled, this is a quiet, understated album; the spiritual undercurrents, however, can be felt by even the staunchest cynic around. This music has a soul that is deeply rooted in the past. Legard wants his listeners to remember time gone by, and his beautiful, transcendental music harks back to such a period. There's an almost medieval aspect to these songs that is powerful and beautiful at the same time." http://www.digitalisindustries.com/foxyd/reviews.php?which=467